UAE: Extending the Suspension of Entry for Travelers from India

The UAE General Authority of Civil Aviation and the UAE National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority announced the extension of the suspension of entry for travelers from India on all flights of national and foreign carriers, as well as transit passengers coming from them, with the exception of the transit flights coming to the country and bound for India.

The General Authority of Civil Aviation confirmed, in a statement reported by the Emirates News Agency, today, Tuesday, that it is required for travelers coming from India through other countries that the period of stay in those countries is not less than 14 days in order to be allowed to enter the country, with the continuation of cargo flights between the two countries. .

She added that the extension decision includes suspending the entry of travelers who were in India during the 14-day period before coming to the UAE, with the continuation of flights between the two countries, as it will allow the transportation of passengers from the UAE to India on these flights, and it will also allow the transfer of excluded groups from India to the UAE. With the implementation of the aforementioned precautionary measures, which include UAE citizens, diplomatic missions accredited between the two countries, official delegations, business planes and owners of golden residency, provided that they are required to take preventive measures that include a 10-day quarantine and a PCR examination at the airport, and on the fourth and eighth days of entering the country. And reducing the duration of the PCR examination from 72 hours to 48 hours, provided that the tests issued by accredited laboratories bearing the QR Code are accepted.

On the other hand, the UAE affirmed its stand by India in facing the “Covid-19” pandemic and in support of its tireless efforts to address the escalating threat of the pandemic, and its full solidarity with it in light of the current health conditions that the country is going through.

The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation affirmed the depth of the historical and strategic friendship between the UAE and the Republic of India, which is based on solid and solid foundations of mutual respect, understanding, cooperation and common interests, expressing its hope that India will be able to overcome this difficult period as soon as possible.

She expressed her condolences to the government and friendly people of India for the victims of the pandemic, and her wishes for a speedy recovery for all injured and safety for the friendly Indian people.